October STEM Ed Coalition Announcements

Dear STEM Education Coalition Colleagues- September has been a very busy month and we wanted to update you on a number of announcements, events, etc. Attached to this message are: The NAS Board on Science Education is holding a series of “Stakeholder Meetings” to discuss new developments in science education standards.  Materials attached. Information on […]

Sec. Duncan Address to PCAST THIS FRIDAY Livestream; National Media of Science; Rep. Ehlers to Keynote Biotech Nov Conference; Final Call for Sign ons

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members. For your consideration this fine Fall day, please find: 1. Information from the WH OSTP about Secretary Duncan’s address before PCAST on Friday, which will be live stream, details below. We encourage you to send the information about Secretary Duncan to your networks as well. 2. Information from OSTP about the National […]

President Announces Educate to Innovate STEM Initiative; Final Letter to President Obama from the STEM Ed Coalition; WHIZ Kids this Dec 9; Meeting Reminder

Greetings STEM Education Coalition members!   1. Just a reminder that the next meeting for the STEM Ed Coalition is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 2 from 10:30 to noon on CAPITOL HILL in Rayburn 2325. Please make a note of the new meeting room. We are pleased to announce that Chris Gaston, Legislative Director for Rep. Rush […]

ESEA; Computer Science Education Week; BRT Workforce Report

Greetings STEM Ed Coalition members.   A few items of interest today:   1. Elementary and Secondary Education Act:  As you know Secretary Duncan is on a “NCLB Listening and Learning Tour” across the country to hear from parents, teachers, students, citizens, and others about the No Child Left Behind Act and education reform. According to ED Week […]

Sign On Letter re: Administration’s ESEA Blueprint

Greetings Members of the STEM Education Coalition Attached please find a letter from the Coalition developed by the Legislative TF, addressed to Secretary Arne Duncan, that specifically addresses STEM in the Administration’s blueprint for ESEA http://www.ed.gov/blog/topic/esea-reauthorization/ issued last month. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO SIGN ON TO THIS LETTER PLEASE LET JAMES OR I […]

Petition for America Competes; STEM in National Security Strategy; Nominee for NSF Director;New Achieve Director of Science;Public Agenda Report

Greetings STEM ED Coalition members, For your consideration today: 1. As you know, America Competes cleared the House two weeks ago with bipartisan support http://science.house.gov/ ASTRA is asking everyone to PLEASE SIGN THE AMERICA COMPETES SUPPORT PETITION TO CONGRESS (see attached) 2. On May 28 the President released the Administration’s first National Security Strategy (attached). The document includes […]

Competes Fails in House; ESEA Political Hurdles; Job Opp and RFP for Session on STEM Education; Next Meeting Date

Greetings STEM Education Coalition Members!Please plan to join us next Wednesday, May 26, from 9:30-10:30 am at the American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 for our next meeting. An update on some key STEM related issues: America Competes: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 was considered under suspension by the […]